Tuesday 5th March, 2013
In an interview with The Guardian this morning, Christian Lanng - CEO of Tradeshift makes the point that the UK public sector, like many of its counterparts around the world, is looking for ways to make services more efficient. Denmark has shown that the move to an electronic procurement system is possible – the answer is to make such a system free, open and online.
In January, two Conservative MPs wrote an article on the Public Leaders Network on how e-invoicing could revolutionise public sector procurement, creating new jobs and saving money. One of their examples was the Danish government, where paper invoicing has been banned in the public sector since 2005.
Monday 4th March, 2013
Arvato UK & Ireland, a business process outsourcing (BPO) partner, has secured a contract to operate the first Independent Shared Service Centre (ISSC1) on behalf of the UK Government.
Under the agreement, the existing Department for Transport (DfT) Shared Service Centre in Swansea, South Wales, has been acquired by Arvato, which will provide back office services to the DfT and its executive agencies.